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June 16, 2010 Canadian News

Gaming the Budget

Full cost of Olympic security even higher than we thought

February 26, 2010 Canadian News

Police to Receive 'Olympic Legacies'

Vancouver, Richmond Police Departments to move into Games-related digs

February 20, 2010 Canadian News

Defence Industry has its Sights on the Olympics

A look at some of the companies cashing in on 2010 security spending

November 18, 2009 Opinion

Do You Believe?

Introduction to the Dominion's special report on the Olympics

Olympic Torch Dispatch #1

First dispatch from the Torch Relay kickoff from Victoria, on occupied Coast Salish territories, October 30, 2009.

This is a joint production of Victoria Indymedia, B-Channel News, Vancouver Media Coop, and subMedia.tv.

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November 5, 2009 Letters

Blacklisted

A letter from Dustin Rivers

October 30, 2009 Accounts

Victorians Heat Up over Torch Launch

"Corporate festival" will showcase poverty and homelessness

November 26, 2008 Weblog:

Real News Network: Resistance to the 2010 Games

The Real News Network has a new piece up about resistance to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

October 21, 2008 Weblog:

Canadian Pacific Rail attacked in Toronto- Molotovs and Fires

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The following is a communique posted on various sites and listservs.

[The contents of this post have been removed, due to the potential for police seizures, affecting our ability to continue serving this site. To read the original communiqué, go here.]

October 8, 2008 Weblog:

CP Spirit Train will roll into Cooksville GO Station on Thanksgiving weekend

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TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2008 /CNW/ - On Monday, October 13, the Canadian Pacific Spirit Train will bring Olympic spirit to the Cooksville GO Station and surrounding community with a free festival from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Six-time Juno award winner Colin James headlines the event, while Olympic and Paralympic athletes bring the excitement of the games to this traveling outdoor festival promoting the Vancouver 2010 Games.

GO Transit is proud to have the Cooksville GO Station in Mississauga as the location for this festival stop. "We are happy to work with Canadian Pacific and help encourage national pride for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games," said GO Transit Managing Director Gary McNeil.

This free, all day event has something for the entire family to enjoy from musical performances to interacting with Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Visitors can also enjoy many activities and explore various exhibits. The Kids' Zone will offer workshops where families and kids can build their own mini Olympic wooden Inukshuks in honour of the Vancouver Olympic emblem. Other activities include trying out sledge hockey, a challenging Paralympic sport, or creating a video postcard message for Canadian athletes at the video booth.

For more information on the CP Spirit Train village, please visit
www.cpspirittrain.com for up-to-date event details, including concert and performance schedules, and an in-depth look at CP's historical involvement with the Olympics.

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March 1, 2008 Original Peoples

"It's All About The Land"

Native resistance to the Olympics

January 12, 2008 Weblog:

No Olympics on Stolen Land! Great Lakes & East Coast Speaking Tour

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With Kanahus Pellkey from the Native Youth Movement and Dustin Johnson

With the 2010 Winter Olympics scheduled to occur on unceded Coast Salish, St'at'imc and Squamish territory in two years, the spectacle surrounding them continues to wreak havoc on Indigenous people, poor people, and the Earth. In the spirit of resistance to colonialism, with the 2010 Olympics as a main target, Kanahus Pellkey of the Native Youth Movement and Native youth Dustin Johnson are touring throughout the Great Lakes and East Coast in January and February 2008.

"By them choosing to have the Olympics here, it's opening up our land, our sacred sites, our medicine grounds," says Kanahus Pellkey. "We want investors to know our land is not for sale." Pre-Olympic fever occupies the province of BC, and the economic excitement has massively accelerated gentrification and the building of highways, resorts, and condos. The construction of infrastructure for the 2010 Olympics itself is adding to extensive destruction of traditional homelands of the local Indigenous peoples.

In October 2007, more than 1500 Indigenous people representing communities across this hemisphere held the Gathering of the Indigenous Peoples of America, on Yaqui territory in Vicam, Sonora, Mexico. They stated in their final declaration, "We reject the 2010 Winter Olympics on sacred and stolen territory of Turtle Island–Vancouver, Canada." This speaking tour is strengthened by this momentum, and by the knowledge that hundreds, if not thousands of Indigenous people now plan to attend the Olympic Games, not in celebration, but in resistance to the danger the Olympics poses to Indigenous lands, identity, culture, health, livelihoods, and to future generations.

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November 20, 2007 Canadian News

"Full Confrontation with the State"

Vancouver's Anti-Poverty Committee escalates opposition to 2010 Olympics

May 28, 2007 Weblog:

More Homeless than Athletes in Vancouver in 2010

The Tyee has published the first in a series about the 2010 Olympics.

People of Aboriginal identity accounted for 30 per cent of the region's homeless population, while making up only two per cent of the total population.

March 1, 2007 Weblog:

Piccadilly Hotel

The ongoing closure of low-rent apartments in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has been dealt another setback, at least temporarily.

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